Beverly Flowers Jordan, MD, FAAFP

Recipient of the Martha Myers Role Model Award

Published Friday, August 24, 2018 8:00 am

Raised in the rural south Alabama community of Jack, Beverly Flowers Jordan, MD, FAAFP was a first generation college student.  Her parents stressed the importance of serving others and worked hard to ensure that their children were able to attend college.  Dr. Jordan first expressed her desire to become a physician at the age of 5 and steadfastly worked towards that goal.  Her childhood pediatrician, Dr. Joe Herod, was a source of inspiration and encouragement as she pursued her dream.  She graduated valedictorian from Zion Chapel High School, her father’s alma mater, while being active in many school and community activities and working on her family farm.  Dr. Jordan drew from these roots a firm work ethic, a love of sports and the outdoors, and a joy in caring for others. 

Dr. Jordan graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Athletic Training.  She was able to enjoy her dream school due to an academic scholarship and her work in the Athletic Department. Her love of medicine played a formative role in her development as a physician.  She married her husband, Mickey, and they had their first child, Dustin, while she was in college.  She was a member of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, the University of Alabama Women’s Honors Program and the A Club.

The University of Alabama team physicians encouraged her to continue her studies and she went on to graduate in 2002 from The University of Alabama School of Medicine through the Rural Medical Scholars Program led by mentor, Dr. John Wheat.  While there she was actively involved in the leadership of her class and of the Family Medicine Interest Group, which won the American Academy of Family Physicians Program of Excellence and Family Practice Advocacy Awards.  She also served as the Student Board Member of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians.  While in medical school her family suffered the tragic loss of her 16-year-old cousin in a car accident. Because of this experience, Dr. Jordan developed a research project and tool kit to aid in training bystanders in basic trauma techniques.  Upon graduation she was honored with the Research Award for the Tuscaloosa campus of UASOM, the Rural Medicine Award, and the coveted William R. Willard Award.

Dr. Jordan completed her residency at the Tuscaloosa Family Practice Residency Program.  During this time, she served as the Resident Member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians and President of the Resident Section.  She spent countless volunteer hours on the sidelines of local high schools and The University of Alabama.  She was honored to complete her Sports Medicine Fellowship under the instruction of Drs. James Andrews and Larry Lemak at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham.  During this time the Jordan’s expanded their family with the addition of a daughter, Alison.

The Jordan family moved back home to Enterprise, AL where Dr. Jordan joined Professional Medical Associates as a physician partner in 2006.  She is board certified in Family and Sports Medicine.  She accepted Clinical Assistant Professorship status at UASOM in 2007 so she could continue to work with medical students and residents.  She is active in local church and community groups and serves as the team physician for Enterprise High School.  She served as President of the Medical Staff at Medical Center Enterprise and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. 

Due to the influence of mentors, Drs. John Meigs, Jerry Harrison, Steve Furr, Jorge Alsip, and Buddy Smith; Dr. Jordan has continued to serve in leadership roles and participate in organized medicine.  In 2009, she was elected President of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, and currently serves on their Board of Directors.  She was elected Vice Speaker of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama in 2012 and went on to serve as Speaker of the House of Delegates and College of Counselors until 2016.  She was elected to the Board of Censors of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama in 2016. She served on Alabama’s delegation to the American Medical Association from 2013-2018.  She currently serves on the Alabama Joint Committee for collaborative Practice, the ProAssurance Claims Underwriting Committee, and the Alabama State Committee of Public Health.

In 2014, she was honored with The University of Alabama School of Medicine Young Alumnus of the Year award and in 2015, she received the University of Alabama Jack Davis Professional Achievement Award.  Dr. Jordan enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and counts herself blessed to be able to serve her patients and community.

 

 

 

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